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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baron John de Carew & Lady Margaret Mohun

15211136. Baron John de Carew & 15211137. Lady Margaret Mohun

1310, John born in England, s/o 30422272. Baron John de Carew & 30422273. Joan Talbot.

~1324, Margaret born in England, d/o 30422274. John de Mohun & 30422275. Christian de Segrave.

1324, After the death of his father and his older half-brother Nicholas in the same year, Thomas de Carru [his father’s half-brother] claimed to be heir to John’s brother Nicholas.

1324, Thomas de Carru (Carrew). … Carru shows that he was seised of the castle and manor of Carew after the death of his cousin Nicholas whose heir he is. He also holds the manor of Moulsford from the king in chief of the same inheritance. He now finds that John de Carew has allowed the lands to be taken into the king's hand by his minority. He states that he was found by inquisition to be the next heir and entered the manor of Moulsford. … Pembrokeshire, [Wales]; Moulsford, Berkshire. … John [de Carru (Carrew)], son of John de Carrew and half brother of Nicholas de Carrew. (S) UKNA.

5/6/1325, John and his mother Joan seized of Moulsford manor for a fine of £100.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

3/12/1330, IPM of Theobald … Wemedon. The manor held of John, son of John de Carreu, by service of a knight’s fee, doing suit at the court of the said John of Oteri Moon [Devon] every 3 weeks, … (S) CIsPM.

4/10/1330, Protection … John de Carreu [John’s mother in the same list.] (S) CPRs.

1331, Creditor: John de Carew {Carreu} [held Stoke Fleming in Coleridge Hundred, and Galmpton in Haytor Hundred. (S) UKNA.

1336, Creditor: John de Carew {Carruw} [held Stoke Fleming in Coleridge Hundred and Galmpton in Haytor Hundred, Devon.]. Amount: £8 8s.10d. (S) UKNA.

1337-40, Hugh de Courteneye (Courtenay), knight; John de Carru (Carew), knight. … Courtenay [Earl of Devon] and Carew to be keepers of the peace and keepers of the sea in Devon, and they have a commission to hear and determine all trespasses and felonies of all people. (S) UKNA.

1338-39, Sir John de Carreu commanded a retinue in the French war at Cambresis. (S) Knights and Warhorses, Ayton, 1999, P218.

1338-39, The Cambresis-Thierache campaign in northern France [Hainaut]. There were about 1,400 men-at-arms, and nearly 3,000 archers together with their horses.

[––John & Margaret––]

By 1341, John 1st married Margaret.

4/23/1342, John Daumarle, knight, aged 52 years and more, was with John de Carru, Leonard’s father, on the day of the baptism in the church, and on the same day the said John granted him for life a carucate of land in the manor of Flitte Daumale. (S) Proof of age of Leonard, 4/27/1364.

1342-43, Sir John served with a small retinue in Brittany. (S) Knights and Warhorses, Ayton, 1999, P117.

9/30/1342, In the opening phase of the Hundred Years War, William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, defeated Charles of Blois at Morlaix. 50 French knights were killed, and 150 captured. William then and took the town of Roch-Dirien by assault.

7/20/1346, Joan late the wife of John de Carreu, ‘chivaler,’ staying in England, has letters nominating John de Carrew, ‘chivaler,’ … attorneys in Ireland for two years. (S) CPRs.

John’s mother died.

1346, John de Carreu authorized to treat with those contrary to the king’s peace in county Carlow, and to enquire by the oath of lawful men of all trespasses in the said county. (S) The Irish Jurist, 1996, University College, Dublin.

1347, Sir John at the siege of Calais, with 14 men in his contingent, in the king’s regiment. (S) English Historical Doc’s 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497. [Siege ended 8/1347. Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.]

12/1/1347, John de Carreu has shown the king that whereas John de Carreu, his father, whose heir he is, lately demised certain lands in Erston Molyngere in Ireland to Hugh de Lacy, knight, … (S) CCRs.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

Margaret died.


John married 2nd Elizabeth ? [John begins his service in Ireland.]

1349, John de Carreu, baron of Idrone. (S) A Genealogical History …, Burke, P625.

8/28/1349, Commitment during pleasure to John de Carrue of the office of the escheatry in Ireland. (S) CFRs.

4/1/1360, Commitment to … treasurer of Ireland, John de Carreu, knight, and …, of the keeping of the liberty of Trym and all the lands in Ireland late of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March. (S) CFRs.

1361, Finding that Sir Walter Fitz Walter de Birmingham held the manor of Tamolin of John de Carreu, of the barony of Idron, for 40s. (S) Book of Howth, 1871, P366.

4/1361, Names of holders of land and ecclesiastical benefices in Ireland, resident in England, summoned to Westminster … John de Carreu … (S) Annales Hiberniae, Grace, 1842, P175.

8/14/1361, Sir John de Carreu, banneret, took a retinue of 8 squires and 10 archers to Ireland. (S) Knights and Warhorses, Ayton, 1999, P117.

5/13/1362, John returned from Ireland. (S) Handbook and Select Cal. of Sources for Medieval Ireland, Dryburgh, 2005, P394.

5/22/1362, “the morrow of Whitsunday”, John, knt. and Baron Carew of Carew castle, Ottery Mohun, … Justiciar of Ireland died.


7/16/1362, Writ for IPM of John de Carreu, knight. Pembroke: Carreu. The castle and manor with the members …  The manor is charged with yearly payments of 100s. to William de Carreu son of the said John, 100s. to Edmund brother … These charges were made after the deceased married Elizabeth his wife, who survives. … He died on the morrow of Whitsunday last. Leonard his son, aged 20 years, is his heir. Southampton: Annedeport. The manor … as of his manor of Basynges. … Berks: Mollisford. The manor …  includes a fishery in the Thames … Devon: Stoke Flemyng. The manor, with the advowson of the church … Mammeheade. A manor … Galmeton. A manor … Otery Mohun. The manor … Monketon. A carucate of land, a water-mill and £4 rent, … Pleas &c. of court worth 20s. a year. … [13+ knights’ fees in total] … (S) CIsPM.

10/24/1364, Order to escheator in the county of Devon … the manors of Galmeton, Otery Mohun and Monketon, … deliver them to Leonard de Carreu, son and heir of John de Carreu and Margaret, his first wife … to Elizabeth late the wife of the said John de Carreu her reasonable dower. (S) CFRs.

 (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P169.

Family notes:

·         1395, Inquisition taken before William Hamstide, deputy of John Aldelyne, the King’s Escheator, to enquire what lands and tenements Sir Leonard Carewe and Sir John Carewe, his father, held of the Lord Edward, late King of England, as well in demesne as in service, in the counties of Carlow and Cork … Sir John Carewe was seized of the barony of Odrone … Sir Leoneard Carewe was seized of the said barony … held the said barony of Margaret, Countess of Norfolk, late Lady of the Co. of Carlow, as of the castle and manor of Carlow, by military service. That Sir Thomas de Carewe, son of the said Leonard, was next heir of the said John and Leonard, … and was then of age 27 years, and married 14 years to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Bonvile. (S) Cal. of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Morrin, 1861.

Child of John and Margaret:

i. Leonard Carew (7605568), born 4/23/1342 in England.

ii. William de Carreu, born ? in England.

iii. Edmund de Carrey, born ? in England.